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How Can a Cow Jump Over the Moon?
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"How can a cow jump over the moon? Well, lots of marvelous things happened in the bedtime stories our parents read to us! Polaris101 challenged me to write this quiz!"
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One of the most beloved bedtimes stories is "Goodnight Moon", by Margaret Wise Brown. In the book, someone is reading a bedtime story that begins "Good night moon, good night room, good night cow jumping over the moon". To whom is the story being read?
A little boy
A little girl
Another classic bedtime story is "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel" by Virginia Lee Burton. What is the name of the steam shovel?
What child in America doesn't know about the little engine that took all kinds of toys and good food to the little children on the other side of the mountain? What did the engine say as it chugged up the mountain?
I think I can
Almost there, almost there
Here I go, here I go
"Make Way for Ducklings" tells the story of some baby ducks who are hatched in the middle of a big American city. Which city does this book take place in?
In Don Freeman's classic teddy bear tale, "Corduroy", a little girl adopts a bear who lives in a department store and takes him home. What does Lisa do for Corduroy to make him more comfortable?
Add more stuffing to his body
Fix the button on his overalls
Provide him with eyeglasses
Dry him out after he fell in a bucket of water
Paddington Bear is named after the London underground station where he was found by the Brown family. Where did Paddington Bear actually come from?
Many children have gone to bed after hearing about the adventures of Madeline, the feisty little girl who lives in a boarding school in Paris. In which language were the Madeline books originally written?
Kay Thompson wrote of the adventures of Eloise, the mischievous six-year old who lives in the glamorous Plaza hotel in New York City. Is there a portrait of Eloise on display at the hotel?
Sometimes poems are better for bedtime than a story. Who wrote this poem?
"I have a little shadow,
That goes in and out with me.
And what can be the use of him,
Is more than I can see."
Robert Louis Stevenson
No quiz about bedtime stories would be complete without a mention of A. A. Milne. We frequently read his poems at bedtime, rather than his stories. In the poem that begins "The King asked the Queen and the Queen asked the dairymaid, Could we please have some butter for the royal slice of bread?", what did the Queen suggest the King have instead of butter?
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Compiled Jun 28 12